THE CLIMB WRITTEN BY Anatoli Boukreev and G.Weston Dewalt:
This Wednesday I am giving you a tip on a book I have had on my bookshelf for a while. But have not read until now, and it is “The Climb” written by Anatoli Boukreev and G.Weston Dewalt.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A professional high – altitude guide`s personal account of the Everest disaster described “Into Thin Air”. In May 1996 three expeditions attempted to climb Mount Everests Southeast Ridge, but as darkness approached on 10 May a ferocious and fatal blizzard caught twenty – three men and women, including leaders Scott Fischer and Rob Hall, rendering them completely disorientated and out of oxygen. Alone and climbing blind, Anatoli Boukreev rescued a numbers of climbers from certain death. This honest, and gripping account includes the transcript of the Mountain Madness debriefing, as well as G.Weston DeWalt`s history and analysis of the Boukreev – Krakauer debate.
“The best book I have read this year…The Climb has a story that will grip and haunt you” – Alex Garland
The book tells a gripping tale of what it can be like on Everest if all goes wrong due to unforseen curcumstances things that can not be controlled by anyone let alone humans. But then when all fails..how would you act in a pressed situation?
Gripping tale of a few mens bravery up on a mountain known for changing weather, and people dying when trying to reach the top.